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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Thomas Dale High School is an above average, public school located in Chester, VA. It has 2,307 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 80% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
3626 W. Hundred Rd.
Chester, VA 23831
Telephone
(804) 768-6245

Thomas Dale High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1090
359 responses
Average ACT
24
61 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,425
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,148
National
$949
Median Home Value
$207,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.51 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.51 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 185 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    18%
  • Senior privileges
    16%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep Rallies
    8%
  • School Play/Musical
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,307
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,376
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.71 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.71 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.71 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,888/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.81 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.81 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.81 responses
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Thomas Dale High School is unlike any other school I've been to. The teachers and staff are actually interested in seeing you achieve your dreams. There were so many times I walked into the counseling office with thousands of questions and got each one of them answered with a full explanation. Although people of color aren't represented very well, the school does try and do cultural themes each month. You can tell that the administrators and teachers invest a lot of their personal time to make each student happy. There are so many different types of people at Thomas Dale and if you do happen to find yourself living in Chesterfield County, I do recommend your children go to this school. This school has many programs and clubs for those who are academically gifted as well as gifted in the arts. In all honesty, it's just a well-rounded school!
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I had a great experience at Thomas Dale High School! I think that they really prioritize making sure that they bring on teachers that will really inspire their students and help them succeed as much as possible. Students were always involved in activities like theater, football, soccer, volleyball, etc. The whole school would always get excited to be a part of the school spirit.
Thomas Dale Highschool is great but the best part about it is the education there. Not only that but just being in the cafeteria where you can see totally different personalities getting along. No one gets left out even when your a new student. The hallways can be a little tricky how crowded it is but you eventually get use to it and start to know quicker ways to get to classes. I believe that this school is safe because If an issue hits they solve it the best way they can and do whatever they can to prevent things happening to the students. Sports and entertainment could be better but overall Thomas Dale is awesome!